Request some help please

Anthony Ventimiglia ant at mongrel.dogpound
Sun Aug 25 05:42:53 CEST 2002

On Sat, 24 Aug 2002 13:09:20 -0700, chen lee 
<clob at> wrote:
> I need to be able to watch a linux directory and remove all file that
> are over 4 housr old .  Is this possoble with python or should I just
> use perl to do it?

If you're on a *nix system, I'd use find in a cron job, the following
line in your crontab should do it:

0 */1 * * * 	find /dir -amin +4 -exec rm {} \;

That will run every hour and remove every file in /dir that hasn't been
accessed in the last 4 hours.

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